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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 8 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. He in May 2017 was elected as the youngest President of France. 
a) Emmanuel Macron
b) Manuel Valls
c) Marine Le Pen
d) Benoit Hamon

2. This is the country where a cultural festival is being organised by India to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. 
a) Israel 
b) Sri Lanka 
c) Egypt
d) Afghanistan 

3. Which country successfully test-flight its indigenously developed C919 passenger jet plane?
a) USA
b) Australia
c) China
d) India

4. Name the Japan's men-only island that was recommended by UNESCO for World Heritage status.
a) Hashima Island
b) Sakhalin Island
c) Tashirojima Island
d) Okinoshima Island

5. Which Indian actor was conferred the award for outstanding achievement in Cinema posthumously at the 7th annual Asian Awards held in the United Kingdom?
a) Om Puri
b) Kader Khan
c) Naseeruddin Shah
d) Imran Khan

6. Justice Leila Seth, the renowned jurist who passed away, was the first woman chief justice of which high court?
a) Himachal Pradesh high court
b) Madhya Pradesh high court
c) Andhra Pradesh high court
d) Kerala high court

7. Who won the 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year?
a) Paul Miller
b) Saqib Majeed
c) Adrian Murrell
d) Nigel Davies

8. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion became the first Indian film to cross the Rs 1000 crore mark with its worldwide collections. Who of the following is the director of the film? 
a) Shobu Yarlagadda
b) Prasad Devineni
c) KV Vijayendra Prasad
d) SS Rajamouli

9. Name the Indian boxer who qualified for the World Championships in the 52 kilogram category after getting a walkover against Malaysia's boxer at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
a) Kavinder Singh Bisht
b) Salam Abdul Kasim
c) Satish Kumar 
d) Manoj Kumar

10. 
Which Hollywood actor/actress bagged the first-ever MTV genderless award?
a) Emma Watson
b) Hugh Jackman
c) Taraji P Henson
d) Jessica Chastain

11. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery in which Indian city?
a) Bengaluru
b) Pune
c) Bhopal
d) Jamshedpur 

12. Which country’s space plane recently returned after completing its two-year-long secret space mission?
a) The United States of America
b) Russia
c) Japan
d) China 

13. Who has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)? 
a) Ashok Modak
b) Jitendra Mohan 
c) S K Thorat 
d) Braj Bihari Kumar 

14. The recently discovered dinosaur species- Chenanisaurus barbaricus- reported to be one of the last ones to have survived on Earth before the asteroid strike belonged to which continent?
a) North America
b) Africa
c) South America 
d) Australia 

15. Chief Minister of this state that in second week of May 2017 announced that all illegal slaughter houses in the state will be closed down soon. 
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Gujarat 
d) Rajasthan

ANSWER

1. (a) Emmanuel Macron
2. (c) Egypt
3. (c) China
4. (d) Okinoshima Island
5. (a) Om Puri
6. (a) Himachal Pradesh high court
7. (b) Saqib Majeed
8. (d) SS Rajamouli
9. (a) Kavinder Singh Bisht
10. (a) Emma Watson
11. (b) Pune
12. ( a) The United States of America 
13.  (d) Braj Bihari Kumar
14. ( b) Africa
15. (b) Madhya Pradesh

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